Honest Sidegig.co Review: Legit or a Waste of Time?

While some GPT (get paid to) apps are worth it, some are not worth opening an account with if you just want a place to do small, digital tasks and get paid. In this review, we’ll scrutinize Sidegig, focusing on the common problem of this app. If there are any positives, you’ll find out in this review.

Sidegig.co is a micro job site owned by Sidegig Nigeria Limited. Sidegig is legit but is not regulated by any agency in Nigeria. However, you can report this website to the FCCPC (Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) if you experience an unacceptable consumer treatment. This website has an inactive CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) profile. The physical address is Block 12, Union Homes Estate, Abuja, FCT. The website is Sidegig.co.

Is Sidegig Legit?

Sidegig is legit per se. However, you’ll find many YouTube videos reviewing this site with misleading information. It’s either the creators just want to talk without actually working on this site or have been paid to review. It has some problems, which you’ll find out here before opening an account.

What you’ll earn on Sidegig is what you can call ‘chicken change’ or ‘beer money’ depending on how much you can accumulate on this site. You won’t make a steady income every day on Sidegig because tasks are rare, and you’ll get paid chicken change for those you’ll find.

The minimum withdrawal amount is 4,000 points, which is 4,000 naira. This number is hard to reach because Sidegig tasks typically pay only 3 points. Sometimes, you’ll find tasks of 5, 10, and 15 points but 3 points is the most common. At 3 points, you’ll have to complete 1,334 tasks to have 4,002 and be eligible for withdrawal. That’s little when you factor in your time, battery power, and data subscription for 4,000 naira.

Sidegig tends to pay more attention to buyers than its freelancers. This reflects in how the team typically only responds to bad buyer ratings more than to a ton of complaints by freelancers.

Withdrawal is the biggest concern with this app, and it can be pending for more than a month. The experience is buggy. For example, you could withdraw your earnings but won’t receive payment to your bank for a long time. Sometimes, you’ll wait more than a week to get paid. Sidegig will keep saying that you’ll be paid, just be patient. Sometimes, when you are eventually paid, Sidegig deducts from your money claiming you did not do all the tasks correctly.

One positive is that it’s very easy to sign up, and this leads us to our next section—how to create an account.

How to Open a Sidegig Account

  1. Install Sidegig app or visit app.sidegig.co/register (web app)
  2. Enter your username, email, and password
  3. Click Register
  4. Enter your first name, last name, and phone number
  5. Click Next
  6. Verify your phone number by entering the OTP sent to your number
  7. Log into your account with your details
  8. Start working on small tasks and get paid.

You’ll be required to add your active social media accounts, including your X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and even YouTube. Your social account must have your profile picture and at least 5 posts.

You can add your bank account under your profile settings. Click ‘Personal Information’, scroll down, and click ‘Add Bank’, then enter your bank name, account number, and account name. Click ‘Add Bank’ and that’s it. When you make up to 4,000 points, you get paid.

How to Do Tasks on Sidegig

Sidegig is a small jobs website where you get paid to follow people on social media, like and comment on posts, etc. Once you log into your account, you’ll see a section labeled Tasks with a list of different social media tasks you can do. To perform any task, click View right in front of the task and follow the instructions.

Let’s say you click on a task about Instagram Post Like. Under the Post Description tab, you click the link to the Instagram post and like the post.

When done, return to the description tab and click the Proof of Task tab. Complete the reCaptcha and click Finish Task. That’s it—you have done the task, and will get paid if Sidegig thinks you did it correctly.

Sidegig records your payment as points. If you have 1,000 points, that’s equal to 1,000 naira. Unfortunately, the small tasks on this website pay extremely low. It can take some time for you to reach the minimum withdrawal amount of 4,000 points.

At least, unlike OwoDaily, you don’t pay to play on Sidegig.co.

How to Work on Sidegig.co

This is how you do a Sidegig job after signing into your account:

  1. Click the menu button
  2. Click Available Jobs to see all the jobs
  3. Tap on a job title like ‘Instagram like’ if it’s something you will like to do
  4. Click View Job
  5. Read the instructions carefully to know what the task requires you to do
  6. Click the provided link in the job description to take you to the post. If the job you selected is about Instagram Like, then clicking the link will take you to the advertiser’s Instagram profile where you will do as they instructed, whether it’s to like their page or comment
  7. Under Required Proof that Task Was Finished, you’ll see what is required. For example, if the task says “Username of Social Media Account Used”, you enter your username used to like or comment
  8. Click Finish

This is how easy it is to do tasks on Sidegig. You can continue with all other jobs available—it’s the same process of following the instructions. It’s not difficult but the problem is that the pay may not be worth it for you. For example, you are paid 2 naira to like someone’s picture on Instagram.

Pros and Cons


  • You get paid to do simple digital tasks
  • Pays into local Nigerian bank
  • Has a 4,000 naira payment threshold
  • It operates both as an app and a web app with user friendly interface
  • Available on both Android and iPhone


  • Poor customer support
  • Inactive CAC registration
  • Withdrawal is not instant, and it takes a long time to reach the payment threshold
  • Payment for tasks is too small, and probably not worth it for most workers
  • You get paid as little as 2 naira
  • They’ll deduct your payment saying that you didn’t complete all your tasks
  • The name Sidegig.co is a mimicry of Sidegig.com, which can be confusing for some users

Is Your Personal and Bank Information Safe with Sidegig?

Sidegig has not had any customer data abuse reports. However, it’s okay to provide your account name, number, and bank name when you want to add your bank account and receive payment.

Personal information collected includes your name, email address, and phone number. Bank information collected by Sidegig includes your account number and bank name for payment when you reach the threshold.

When you install this app, information collected from your device, with your permission, includes your installed apps, device ID, device type, IMEI, GPS information, device operating system, IP address, personal contact numbers, call logs, and SMS logs.

Sidegig may not be a perfect GPT site for getting paid to do small jobs but one thing it does is actually pay workers who manage to reach the 4,000 naira threshold.

In this review, Sidegig gets a 2 out of 5 rating for the small amount paid to workers for small tasks. When you factor in the value of your time, cost of data subscription, and powering your phone’s battery to work, Sidegig is not worth it for a job. It’s only a chicken change website.

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